ka24dehybrid wrote:I just complete my ka24e block with de head mod, there are alot of changes that need to be made if you use the de timing cover, one thing, the water jacket on the right of the block needs to be welded and moved about 1/4 inch to the left, and grind it down to open it up on the left. use the e lower chain tensioner, and trim a little off the lower cover at the bolt on the left. timing is very critical, make sure you have the gears timed right or the flat pistons will hit the valves. after its all together, it is a runner. if you have any questions let me know.
Why not just source the de truck head, timing chain and upper cover, and then modify, cut the upper portion of the sohc cover to fit the truck de upper timing chain cover. Saves alot of work. Its been pointed out in numerous forums that the 240sx upper timing chain cover is a nuisance not only because it uses a dual row timing chain which bumps out the upper timing chain cover but as well has conflicting issues with lower cover assemblies for L series/napsz/ka24e whihc all used single row timing chains. It is easier to resolve the water jacket issue by sticking with the sohc lower cover and using the the E oil pump. Secondly you would have to us the DE crank shaft for the de lower timing chain cover because there is a gear on the snout of the de crank that spins the oil pump that is built into the de lower cover.
The parts you need to build a hybrid is a truck ka24de head, truck ka24de upper cover, truck ka24de upper chain, truck ka24de upper tensioner truck ka24de cam gears, and center gear, You also need a lower chain fabricated to fit the crank gear to the center gear.For the ecu you would need the truck de distributor. Slight modifying of the sohc timing chain cover and your done. I don't see this as being hard althoguh very time consuming and finding a right length chain to source is hard to find, unless you get a hold of gabe.z at hybrid ka.